Every penny donated to Tameside 4 Good is distributed to good causes across Tameside by the grant scheme. Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals between 5 - 25 who want to undertake an activity that benefits them and their community, with grants of up to £4,000 available to local community groups.

These are the projects we’ve funded in round 1 (April 2013):

 

Individual

Location

Opportunity that required funding

Amount Awarded

Benefits to the community and the individual

Nicole Worthington

Mossley

An expedition to Malaysia and Brunei in Borneo, in the Sumatran Rainforest and on the island of PomPom to work alongside the Sarawak Orangutan Wildlife Porject, Globalteer Sea Turtle Conservation Project and WWF to improve husbandry standards.

£500

To make the local community more aware of circumstances that not just the human species faces, but many other species that we may not think twice about. Nicole will be delivering presentations to local schools with the aim of encouraging pupils to understand that taking science as a degree choice doesn’t necessarily mean being stuck in a laboratory all day carrying out monotonous work, but it can be fun, exciting and extremely worthwhile.

Local Good Cause

Location

Aim of the Good Cause

Amount Awarded

Funded Activity

250th Manchester (St Mary's) Scout Group

https://sites.google.com/site/250mcrscouts/

 

Droylsden

It is a strong group and an active member of the local community with a section for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and even Explorer Scouts.

£580

All its leaders have been trained in first aid suitable for use in the countryside and on adventure activities. The young people of the area will then be able to take part in the activities safely.

Broadbottom Cricket Club

http://broadbottomcc.co.uk

Broadbottom

It is a community cricket club open to all, with qualified Level I and Level II coaches and are fully clubmark registered.

 

Broadbottom Cricket Club is a member of the Derbyshire & Cheshire Cricket League.

£353

To make valuable repairs to the club’s bowling machine. The machine will allow more effective training sessions for all ages of people (but particularly juniors) and thus allow greater participation by members of the local community. The bowling machine delivers accurate bowling with speeds that range anywhere from 40 miles per hour up to 80 miles per hour.

Broadbottom Environment Partnership

Broadbottom

A group of volunteers work to enhance the village environment with activities for all age groups.

£440

It assisted in improving both the physical and environmental appearance of the local area and in the spiritual, emotional health and wellbeing of the local community.

Hyde Community Action

www.hydecommunityaction.org.uk

Hyde

It is a community-led organisation which exists to improve the health and general well-being of people of Hyde.

£2,295

An outreach worker to work with local young people and support them to be more active in their community and to help them develop activities for themselves.

Hyde Festival Association

www.hydefestivaltheatre.org.uk

Hyde

The Festival Theatre in Hyde is home to several amateur groups in the area whose combined efforts mean that in one season there can be as many as eleven or twelve productions ranging from drama to musicals, from dance to pantomime. It is the only live theatre venue in Hyde and in recent years there have been performances of La Cage Aux Folles, The Accrington Pals, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Peter Pan to name but a few.

£1,210

The Tameside 4 Good grant enabled the group to deliver workshops to GCSE Drama and Performing Arts students and other Tameside residents who may not normally have access to professional practitioners and workshops. The workshops were based around the show, Miss Julie and general acting techniques.

 

It also allowed them to put on their first ever interactive performance of Miss Julie. A group of blind people were given the opportunity to be guided around the stage, to feel the set and talk to the actors about the play which enabled them to set the scene. It’s the first time this theatre has ever had blind people in to enjoy a production.

Making A Difference Tameside

www.madt.org.uk

Tameside-wide

To encourage and build self-esteem, self-worth and confidence within a safe and supportive environment, for adults who have experienced or are recovering from long term mental health problems. By developing therapeutic relationships using practical, social and emotional development workshops to promote social inclusion, leading to volunteer work, full or part time paid employment.

 

 

 

 

£4,000

To provide essential mental life skills training, encouragement and support by offering a wide range of learning opportunities and activities.

Tameside South Scout District

http://tsscouts.org.uk

Hyde, Denton, Mottram, Broadbottom and Hattersley

To actively support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. It has over 430 young people aged 6 to 18 years old, helped by over 100 adult volunteer leaders and continuing to grow.

£3,995

To re-open Boarfold campsite which requires a number of repairs to ensure it is safe and secure. To improve the facilities and activities offered to its young people at Boarfold campsite.